Free Publicity

Architecture, Client Publicity, Work in Action

DP Architects recently got a little bit of free publicity for a building they designed – the amazing Singapore Sports Hub.   Because the Straits Times newspaper used an image DPA supplied rather than use images from their own photojournalists, the architects got priceless publicity for free with a nice big double page spread, with their name shown prominently. There could be a hundred reasons why they went with this image, but I like to think this was because supplied image they supplied  was compelling, eye catching, and was the right image for the article.


You can see more shots I took for this project at this link here.


Restaurant André & FOUR Magazine

Architecture, Client Publicity, Restaurants, Work in Action

One of the best things about my job is meeting and working closely with people who are at the top of their game.

Working with André Chiang of Restaurant André is a bit like working with a slightly mad genius…but in a good way.  His food and restaurant always fills me with whimsy, providing an escape from the real world for a few hours.

Here’s the result of me escaping reality for an afternoon, collaborating with a true artist and possibly genius….for Four Magazine.

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Little Picture in a Big Newspaper

Client Publicity, Editorial, Work in Action

I’m not quite sure if this appears in print or not, but it always satisfying to see my work appear in unexpected places.  Today it is the New York Times.  I have always assumed that the NYT was the Daily Bugle in Superman – that kinda makes me Jimmy Olsen?

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Big thanks to Loh Lik Peng and the team from Unlisted Collection for sending in the portrait for the article.

Four Hotels On One Page!

Architecture, Client Publicity, Hotels, Work in Action

This has to be a bit of a record!  Elle Travel this month printed a page with seven images I shot for literally four different hotels!!  Sure, three of them are part of the same stable – Wanderlust, 1929 and The New Majestic, but my picture of the Singapore Sling for Raffles Hotel rounded out the quadrella!!

Now all I have to do is convince the Westin to use me for their hotel shots!!  How about it Westin!!!!?


Burnt Ends

Client Publicity, Restaurants, Stuff I Have Taken, Work Related Stuff I Have Taken

Vibrancy Line

Dave from Burnt Ends is a good guy.  We spent the afternoon shooting his food.  We laughed, we told tall tales and reminisced about our home country and living in London.  It was a good job – we were both on the same page – my photographic style and his food were meant for each other.  This was a while ago, but I was reminded of our shoot on a flight recently when his face was peering back at me – just as he did months ago when we made this picture together.Virgin Australia

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Vibrancy Line

First shots of Shanghai’s Peace Hotel go public.

Client Publicity, Hotels, Work in Action

I have been dying to show off my handy work from Shanghai for weeks now, but I tend not to go public with my work, until my clients do.  At last, the Peace Hotel shots are going out into the world and I can now share them with you.  I spent eight days on The Bund, photographing every aspect of the beautiful Fairmont Peace Hotel from the many Art Deco details to the massive dome that dominates the lobby.

The shots below appeared in the South China Morning Post – 3/4 of a page of pure unadulterated publicity for my client!

BORING TECHNICAL TALK WARNING:  The dome (see below) was so big that it wouldn’t fit into a conventional camera lens frame – the final shot was loving stitched together using twelve individual images created with my very special 17mm tilt-shift lens.

The Massive Peace Hotel Dome

I have said it before, and I will say it again – these pictures are the result of the passion and hard work of a big team – from housekeeping to marketing, from chefs to engineers, florists and the person that makes sure the 50 pairs of chopsticks are all aligned.  Below is only part of the wonderful team I worked with on the Peace Hotel project (in the magnificent Peace Hall, after our first day).  A big thank you to Helen Song (second from the right) for pulling it all together.  Thank you!

Some of the Peace Hotel Photoshoot Team April, 2010.